Category Archives: book arts

A Little Bit Fluxus

I spent a good part of the week completing all the layouts for the as-yet-unnamed collaborative project with @aestusbookarts. The project was inspired by the 1964 Fluxkit made by George Maciunas: the theme is “being busy, overwhelmed, and trying to … Continue reading

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A Possible Fan/Book

The title says “Possible” because I successfully made a fan/book that met my requirements this week, but I think it is only a solution and not necessarily the solution. I have continued working with the basic format that I showed … Continue reading

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Almost, but not really.

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan. July 7th is the official birthday of this blog. (Five years, thank you.) It is also the earliest date on which Tanabata —the Star Festival— is celebrated in Japan. Normally I post a … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Mini Turbine

This weekend marks what I think of as the real start of summer. School is out and people have a little more free time with national holidays, civic holidays, and vacations. It seems like a good time for another DIY … Continue reading

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Happy Peter Verheyen Day 2019

Today is the first Peter Verheyen Day. Subscribers to the Book_Arts-L, a Syracuse University-based mailing list managed by Peter Verheyen, decided that it was about time we honoured Peter for his contributions to the book arts world. The date —June … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Beauty of Letterpress

Tonight’s video was produced by Neenah Paper and Crane® Papers as part of a fund-raising campaign for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in the community of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.     If you have a few minutes to … Continue reading

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The Beauty and The Beast

I received a lovely gift this past week: a second-hand but mint condition copy of The Beauty and The Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, in the 1858 J. R. Planché English translation.

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Additional Alphabets

I wrote last week about being given some items by a friend. She was clearing out her late husband’s study and wanted to find a good home for things she has no use for. I showed you lots of pens … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen, book artist

Tonight’s flick comes from the Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California. The video presents a rapid look at three artist’s books by Julie Chen/Flying Fish Press held in the library’s Special Collections.     If you … Continue reading

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His Nibs

In February I posted about acquiring an Alpha lettering set from a friend. It had belonged to her late husband. She was happy to dispose of it and I was happy to get it. My friend contacted me again recently … Continue reading

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